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Title 10/29/2007 - Gerardo Bonilla Wins 2007 IMSA Lites Championship
Date 10/27/2007 Count 9968

Gerardo Bonilla Wins 2007 IMSA Lites Championship

 

Monterey, Calif. (October29, 2007) - Gerardo Bonilla clinched the 2007 IMSA Lites Series driving an Elan DP-02 sports racer with the B-K Motorsports racing team. Bonilla finished 2nd in the weekend’s first race Sunday morning, and won the day’s second and final race of the season ahead of local hot shoe Matt Downs and second in points Jay Cochran.

 

Bonilla’s season was marked with seven wins in 12 starts, beginning with double wins at his home track, Sebring International Raceway. Bonilla continued on with wins at Miller Motorsports Park, Lime Rock Park, Mosport International Raceway, then at the final weekend at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. “The pressures of trying to win a championship are easier if you’ve done it before. The Skip Barber National Series gave me that confidence and experience in 2005. I can’t thank that organization enough,” related Bonilla.

 

Plans are being finalized for Bonilla’s 2008 racing season. “This year was very special, but somehow, I have a feeling 2008 is going to be the best yet. It just proves that hard work will always be rewarded. We’ll keep pushing,” said Bonilla as the season came to a close. More information is available at www.gerardobonilla.com.

 

About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Headquartered in Wayne, N.J., Hankook Tire America Corp. is a technology-focused, market-driven company that supports motorsports enthusiasts and racers at all levels. Hankook is known and respected around the world for its superior competition tires that outlast the toughest opposition. Hankook remains at the forefront of performance tire development to achieve cutting-edge results. As Hankook expands its motorsports activities, the focus will remain on technology that will keep Hankook-equipped vehicles in the winners circle. Hankook is one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, manufacturing a wide range of tires for almost any vehicle. For more information please visit Hankook Tires on the web at www.hankooktireusa.com.

 

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